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I tried calculating the Index of Hydrogen Deficiency for C6H15SiCl, and I get negative one. I get this value by subtracting the number of chlorine and hydrogen atoms from that of the carbon atoms, and then adding one. I don't think I am supposed to do anything with the number of silicon atoms. Is this correct/normal?

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    $\begingroup$ SiH4 has the same IHD as CH4, so Si should be treated as C. chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/… Always think thoroughly about possible answers to your question and search for them before asking. $\endgroup$ – Poutnik Dec 3 '20 at 7:08
  • $\begingroup$ In case of doubts, analy, how is hydrogen deficiency changed, if H- of -CH2- are replaced by other atoms or their groups. $\endgroup$ – Poutnik Dec 3 '20 at 9:53
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much! $\endgroup$ – Uchuuko Dec 5 '20 at 4:12

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